Search This Blog

About Us

A travel experience sharing website. Online travel journal. How to travel the world guide. Travel industry news. City break ideas. Food travel blog.
Showing posts with label Celebrity travel style. Show all posts

David Beckham, the first footballer to reach space


David Beckham, the first footballer to reach space


The former British international, David Beckham, could become the first footballer to reach space, the British star being in talks with a specialized carrier,

Sources close to David and Victoria Beckham (photo) have told the British press that former Manchester United captain has already had the first talks on eccentric travel with representatives of a space transportation company. "It's something he has been thinking about for a long time. David was more cautious in the past, but now that space travel is becoming more and more close to reality, he really takes such an experience seriously," said the source for The Sun. Beckham, now 43 years old and father of four children, could even jog a little with the ball during this trip. A major impediment will be the lack of gravity attraction, but it seems that no one considers this aspect. In the chase after promotion, space transportation companies are looking for stars for such trips. Richard Branson, the head of Vigin Galactic, claims that in the very near future his company will organize space travel flights up to 100 kilometers altitude.

International Space Station will accept tourists

The International Space Station (ISS) will be open to private companies and tourists by 2020, NASA announced, seeking ways to withdraw from the financial commitment of the space outpost, according to BBC, quoted by Mediafax.

" NASA opens the International Space Station to commercial opportunities ," said Jeff DeWit, chief financial officer at the Nasdaq headquarters in New York .

"NASA will annually authorize up to two short missions with private astronauts," said Robyn Gatens, one of NASA officials in charge of the ISS.

The missions will take up to 30 days , can be carried out by citizens of any nationality, but will reach the outer outpost exclusively with the help of the two US private companies currently developing transport vehicles: SpaceX, the Crew Dragon Capsule, and Boeing, with the Starliner capsule. Theoretically, capsules should be operational at the end of 2019, but they should be tested.

These companies choose their customers and issue the transport bill, which will be the most expensive part of the adventure, about $ 58 million for a round trip . This is the average fare that NASA pays for transporting its own astronauts.

NASA will account for orbit, food, water, toilets, life support onboard the station, cost approximately $ 35,000 per night, per astronaut , Jeff DeWit announced.

The ISS does not belong to NASA, the station has been built since 1998 with Russia, and over the years the two nations have joined them. Currently, it is a $ 100 billion space project, funded mainly by the United States of America and involving 16 countries. The station is permanently occupied, since November 2000, by joint crews. The ISS is in terrestrial orbit at an altitude of 400 kilometers, making a complete rotation around the Earth every 90 minutes, navigating at an average speed of 28,000 kilometers / hour. Weighing over 408 tons, the ISS offers a living space equivalent to that of a Boeing 747.

ISS was also visited by space tourists, the first US businessman Dennis Tito in 2001. He paid Russia about $ 20 million to get to ISS. Others followed, most recently Canadian Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, in 2009.

Since 2011, Russian Soyuz capsules are the only means of transporting people to ISS and have led to space outposts exclusively for space agency employees.

What NASA does not offer is transporting space. Those who want to get to the ISS will have to use the services of private companies. SpaceX and Boeing are working on such solutions, which will probably turn them into solutions for the public. However, transport costs are much lower than those for accommodation. A race to the Space Station may cost up to $ 60 million.

Another interesting announcement about the International Space Station is that it will be able to host new private modules. Interested companies will be able to build and attach their own new areas to the Space Station where they will be able to operate. Of course, these activities will have to be scientific, NASA having strict rules on what can be done on board the station.

Bigelow Aerospace, a Las Vegas-based company in Nevada, is already planning to use SpaceX missiles to transport up to four people to the Space Station in one go. It was also visited by seven tourists in the past on Russian-organized trips, according to The Times. The station's activity will not be interrupted by tourists, American scientists present there with the aim of helping NASA send an astronaut to the Moon by 2024. For commercial and marketing activities, companies that want to use the Station will have to prove that they need the specially low-gravity environment they offer "to enable the manufacturing, production or development of a commercial application."


Russia wants to resume the transportation of tourists to ISS in 2021.

Not only tourists will have access to ISS, but also private companies for "commercial and marketing activities."

NASA wants to give up the financial support of the ISS in 2020, hoping that this task will be taken over by the private sector.

The agency wants to save money for the Artemis mission, which involves the return of the American astronauts on the Moon in 2024, and sending the first people to Mars.

A new ship for space tourism was launched


Planning Your Cruise – Infographic

A cruise holiday is a wonderful trip to choose as it allows a holidaymaker to see a number of destinations while also experiencing the unique pleasure of travel via ship. For some cruises, you get to travel to a number of countries but without the inconvenience of having to unpack and repack each time. For a cruise holiday, the time spent on the ship can be as exciting as the destinations so your holiday literally begins the minute you set foot onboard the ship. This contrasts with the stresses we experience at times when we go through an airport to get to a destination. Security lines, overcrowded gates and unappealing food can make a chaotic experience for the start of a vacation whereas once you step onto your cruise ship, you are in vacation mode.

The guys at The Water Filter Men have put together for us this infographic that details everything you need to know about going on a cruise. It breaks down what the different cruise companies have to offer; it details etiquette in terms of clothing; it explains how to choose a cruise to suit your needs and lots more! Check it out below.




The first cruise to Antarctica is about to be organised



The first cruise to Antarctica is about to be organised

A cruise to Antarctica is organised for the first time to prove that our planet is not a sphere. The cruise, organised by the Flat Earth International Conference, is scheduled for 2020. The plan is to sail in Antarctica until the ice barrier marks the edge of the earth.

Several theories exist on this issue, but the common conviction is that the Earth would be a disc. One of the popular models of our planet's topography movement would be a big disk, surrounded by an Antarctic ice wall that prevents things from falling to the edge of the planet.

Conspiracy theorists say the ice wall would have thousands of feet thick and a height of 50 meters. "The Earth is surrounded by an ice wall that keeps the oceans on all sides. This ice-wall is what the explorers called Antarctica," says Flat Earth.

Thus, the idea of ​​navigating to the end of the world could raise more problems. The first is that the navigation systems used by cruise ships are based on the idea that the globe is rounded. Henk Keijer, a former cruise ship captain who sailed all over the world, said that nautical topographies are designed based on the principle that the Earth is rounded. He pointed out that the global positioning system, which provides navigation and positioning information, is based on 24 satellites due to the Earth's curvature. Flat earth adepts may find it difficult to find a cruise ship with crews that think our planet is not round. "I have not met any shipmaster who thinks the Earth is flat," said Keijer.


Explorer dead during an expedition in Antarctica


The explorer Henry Mosley, who was close to make history by crossing the Antarctic individual died.
Explorer Henry Worsley dies attempting Antarctic crossing
Explorer Henry Worsley has died after developing a serious infection as he tried to cross Antarctica unaided. The ex-Army officer, from London, had been rescued 30 miles shy of his goal. His wife Joanna said she felt "heartbroken sadness" after he died ...
Former British officer, aged 55, had already spent 71 days in Antarctica, trying to become the first explorer to cross the polar region without any help.
Unfortunately on Friday, he needed assistance and was recovered by a helicopter, Guardian. "With deep sorrow in my soul you know that my husband, Henry Worsley, died from complications of internal, despite all medical efforts," said the explorer's wife, Joanna.
Former lieutenant who traveled to temperatures of -44 degrees Celsius through the storm and ice, passed the South Pole when he needed help. Worsley already crossed 1469 kilometers and have to drive only 48 km. After spending two days in his tent because he could not walk, because of fatigue and dehydration, Worsley, father of two children, decided to abandon the humanitarian adventure.

Rare Imagery of Flipped Icebergs in Antarctica
While on an expedition in Antarctica, photographer Alex Cornell had the rare opportunity to photograph a recently flipped iceberg. Defining to the old adage "just the tip of the iceberg," it turns out the underside can be illuminated with unbelievable ...
It was transported to the hospital in Punta Arenas, where doctors gave verdict was suffering from bacterial peritonitis. The explorer was operated on Sunday, but later died.
Worsley tried to complete the expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton began, 100 years after this adventure. In 1915 Shackleton's hopes were dashed after his ship, Endurance, was shipwrecked and sank, and the team of explorers remained trapped in the "white hell" in Antarctica.


Beyonce helped Louvre Museum beat the visitors record





Beyonce helped Louvre Museum beat the visitors record

The Louvre Museum in Paris recorded a record number of visitors in 2018: about 10.2 million people. It is an unprecedented number for this institution which, thanks to these figures, has become the most visited museum in the world.

"For the first time in history and for the first time in the history of museums, over 10 million tourists visited the Louvre in 2018 , " said Jean-Luc Martinez, president of the institution's CEO, according to the BBC.

The Guardian thinks that the record would actually be due to Carter - Beyonce and Jay-Z - who rented the Luvrul for a day in 2018 to shoot the APESHIT video , a reminder of how art deleted from history actors who were not white.

The video opens with portrait of Mona Lisa and ends with Portrait D'Une Négresse. The music stops for a few minutes to show us a portrait of Madame Récamier's painting.The video, choreographed by Belgian ballerina Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, was filmed discreetly on the night of May 31st to June 1, 2018 at the Louvre Museum in central Paris and presented during a London concert in their world tour OTR II.

The bodies of seemingly empty dancers alternate with the pictures of historical paintings signed by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Bonaparte's court painter, or Leonardo Da Vinci's Gioconda, and sculptures such as Venus of Milo or Victoria of Samotrace.

According to Le Parisien, APESHIT is a political video that seeks to "affirm the equality of African-American and White culture."

The video sparked tourists' interest and forced them to cross the museum's doorstep. Thus, the Louvre Museum recorded a 25% increase in the number of visitors by 10.2 million people compared to 8.1 million in 2017, thus losing its own record in 2012, when no less than 9.7 million of people have passed the threshold of the institution that houses famous works of art.

The record was also due to a revival in international tourism in the capital of France after a 30% drop in recent years as a result of the 2015 theorist attacks. Foreign tourists account for about 70% of the museum's visitors, and they mainly look from the US, China and EU countries.

Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, the most spectacular sights to be opened

Lonely Planet, the largest publisher of travel guides in the world, has made a list of the most exciting new destinations to travel in 2016.

Louvre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the defeat of Napoleon, the Nile was returned to Italy. However, the Tiber remained in the Louvre Museum and can be seen in the collections today.

The first artificial lagoon, located in Wales, UK, is one of the most interesting sights that will be inaugurated in 2016, according to publisher Lonely Planet. With an estimated value of about 16 million, lagoon Snowdonia intended surfers, will open in spring 2016. It is 305 meters long and uses rainwater to produce waves every 60 seconds. The top have joined, among others, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and a new high-speed train in Japan. "Our experts have traveled the world tour to discover the extraordinary tourist attractions," said director of Lonely Planet, Noirin Hagarty. In addition to new destinations, the list also includes old destinations under development, Akagera National Park in Rwanda, the new currency will be brought, and the Panama Canal, the expansion of which have invested approximately EUR 4.58 billion.

And the new Louvre museum complex, built in Abu Dhabi, whose inauguration will take place this year, entered the list drawn up by specialists. Futuristic building, the dome will be located on an artificial lake and will house works of art from different eras, from the Buddhist engravings, paintings in oil Italian. Also in 2016 will be inaugurated a new building of Tate Modern art gallery in London. It will have 10 floors and will be open from June 17.





Mourinho leaves behind a large hotel bill and a few tears


Mourinho leaves behind a large hotel bill and a few tears

After deciding not to buy a house or apartment during the two-and-a-half-year contract at the sports club, the 55-year-old coach lived in a luxury apartment of the prestigious Lowry Hotel in Manchester, UK.

It was reported that Mourinho lived in a luxury apartment called Riverside, which has a comprehensive bedroom, a living room, a dining area and a small kitchenette. Additionally, according to its name, the apartment overlooks the Irwell River across the city of Manchester and is decorated with original artwork by the famous local artist Alan Rankle.

The five-star hotel told CNN Sport that it "does not comment on the details of the hotel guests as we pride ourselves in the privacy and discretion that we offer." But according to The Lowry, the luxury apartment that Mourinho would have cost a little over 600 euros a night. The coach lived in the apartment for 895 nights, so that costs about 595,530 euros, assuming that Mourinho would not have used other hotel services at all.

Speaking about his living conditions, Mourinho confirmed that he was very happy with his temporary surroundings. "The apartment is in Lowry Hotel, but it's a fantastic apartment and it would be difficult to find another one on the same terms, so do not be sorry for anyone for me," he said in May in an interview with the news station BBC.

It seems that his former players are not the only people dissatisfied with Mourinho's departure. According to sources, even hotel staff suffer. Other residents of the hotel said that many of the employees were seen with tears in the eye after the Portuguese had said goodbye to them.


England midfielders caused unrest at luxury London hotel


England defeated Croatia in the last match of the League of Nations, but some of the players trained by Gareth Southgate had reasons for dissatisfaction when they arrived at the hotel where Albion was staying . Dele Alli was surprised as he tried to offer him £ 14,000 to a receptionist to move him out of the room he considered too small in a penthouse. During this time, teammate Ross Barkley witnessed the whole scene silently.

Although they were staying at a 5 star hotel, not all English national football players were satisfied with the accommodation conditions. Dele Alli was filmed with his cell phone while pushing a receptionist to be moved to a penthouse. The film shows how Tottenham's player gestures nervously and raises the tone to get in front of the hotel's employee. The incident happened at 5 am after England's 2-1 victory against Croatia in the League of Nations.


The two midfielders requested the change of the room on the grounds that it was too small. Alli and Barkley have asked to be moved to a penthouse!

According to The Sun, the events happened at the Radisson May Fair in London. Dele Alli, Tottenham midfielder, is surprised while talking to the hotel's receptionist. Next to him is Chelsea star, Ross Barkley.

"I'll give you 14,000 pounds. I do not need this fucking room. What can you do for me? " Cried Dele Alli, while Ros Barkley witnessed the whole scene without a word.Filming ends when a bodyguard intervenes to calm the spirits. The video was posted on social networks by the filmmaker, the client of the hotel where the English national was housed.

"Ross Barkley and Dele Alli. Absolutely shameful. Shy. These are the players of England, look at them. They are disgusted, it's 5am in the morning at Raddison May Fair Hotel. Look at the players of England, the models we should follow, "hesays on filming. The hotel representatives, but also Tottenham and Chelsea's refused to comment on the incident.

England is among the four teams to play in the League of Nations semifinals in the summer of next year, alongside the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland.




Cristiano Ronaldo opens new luxury hotel in Paris

Cristiano Ronaldo opens new luxury hotel in Paris


Cristiano Ronaldo has big business thoughts. Star of Juventus Torino wants to open a hotel in Paris that will be called "CR7". Cristiano Ronaldo chose his new location to open the sixth Ronaldo hotel. The announcement was made by the Pestana group, which is associated with Cristiano Ronaldo in this real estate project.

The new hotel is scheduled to open in 2021. According to Pestana, it will have 210 rooms, will be quoted at 4 stars and will be the largest in the Ronaldo chain. The investment will amount to 60 million euros and will be positioned in the western part of Paris, according to goal.fr.



THE 10 BEST Paris Luxury Hotels of 2018 (with Prices) - TripAdvisor
Best Luxury Hotels in Paris on TripAdvisor: Find 41518 traveler reviews, 29344 candid photos, and prices for 127 luxury hotels in Paris, France.


At the beginning of the year, Pestana announced that it will open a hotel in Marrakech, a new investment in the partnership they have with Juventus star. Construction works started and the hotel will be inaugurated in mid-2019. The Pestana Group invested 50 percent and Ronaldo half the amount needed.


Hotel Ronaldo's Moroccan hotel will have 164 rooms. So far, hotels in the "Pestana CR7" chain have been opened in Lisbon and Funchal. By 2020, two Pestana-Ronaldo partnerships will be inaugurated in Madrid and New York.



The Pestana Group, founded in 1972, is present in 20 countries around the world. In total, the group has 87 hotels, more than 11,000 rooms, golf courses, and two casinos.


Considered by many the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo repeatedly demonstrated its capacity to amaze and off the field of play.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Wikipedia
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal  ...


Austin Milan known celebrity after Instagram account posted a picture of her next to Cristiano Ronaldo, but the story behind the image is the one that made the ten publications to take.

Being on holiday in Las Vegas, the young blonde lost mobile phone and, amazingly, the man who found was the real star, also at the "gambling capital of the US".

Having found the phone, Ronaldo ensured that he arrived safely at the owner, but did not stop there and blonde invited to dinner.


Cristiano Ronaldo - Welcome to my Official Website
Hi, my name is Cristiano Ronaldo. Can I take a selfie with you?

"The bad news is that I've lost the phone two days ago!

The good news is he found Cristiano Ronaldo. And better news is that invited us to dinner last night, "Austin wrote on Instagram, attaching and output images from the city.

As expected, posted the picture on Instagram Austin became viral.

Officially, Ronaldo is alone in this time after he broke up a few months ago Russian supermodel Irina Shayk, which is why many were quick to interpret the gesture star of Real as more than just a "gift" made young to overcome the trauma of losing your phone easier :)

Cristiano Ronaldo has found a phone on vacation in Vegas

Considered by many the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo repeatedly demonstrated its capacity to amaze and off the field of play.

The last "case" that it is centered on Real Madrid's Portuguese star has turned into a young US star overnight.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Wikipedia
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal  ...

Austin Milan known celebrity after Instagram account posted a picture of her next to Cristiano Ronaldo, but the story behind the image is the one that made the ten publications to take.
Being on holiday in Las Vegas, the young blonde lost mobile phone and, amazingly, the man who found was the real star, also at the "gambling capital of the US".
Having found the phone, Ronaldo ensured that he arrived safely at the owner, but did not stop there and blonde invited to dinner.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Welcome to my Official Website
Hi, my name is Cristiano Ronaldo. Can I take a selfie with you?
"The bad news is that I've lost the phone two days ago!
The good news is he found Cristiano Ronaldo. And better news is that invited us to dinner last night, "Austin wrote on Instagram, attaching and output images from the city.

As expected, posted the picture on Instagram Austin became viral.
Officially, Ronaldo is alone in this time after he broke up a few months ago Russian supermodel Irina Shayk, which is why many were quick to interpret the gesture star of Real as more than just a "gift" made young to overcome the trauma of losing your phone easier :)




Add some luxury to your next trip


Add some luxury to your next trip

Sometimes when you are on holiday, or travelling for business, you want to give yourself an added touch of luxury to add pep to the trip. Chauffeur driven car rental is the perfect option here as it enables you to get effortlessly to all of your destinations without having to worry about negotiating directions in a foreign country or city, or denying yourself that extra glass of exquisite local wine before you need to take to the road to get back to your hotel after dinner.

Meet and greet services show you a friendly face when you are travelling

If you are travelling alone, it can be great to have a friendly face welcoming you at the airport, and coming to greet you after a business engagement or a long day of sight seeing. This is another advantage of opting for a package of car hire plus chauffeur instead of driving yourself around. Especially if you have had a long flight to reach your destination, it can be so comforting to have somebody come to meet you and help you to get straight to where you need to be without any stress or hassle required on your part.

Book a professional meet and greet transport service with Icar today

If you are looking for a chauffeur who will drive you around and also provide you with a fantastic meet and greet service, then Icar is a brilliant company to work with. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Icar drivers are dedicated to ensuring their customers' comfort and enjoyment for every trip. They are skilled at all kinds of trips, from sight seeing ventures to the palaces of Paris to entrepreneurial road shows and other executive events. What is more, they only drive the best cars around! Visit their interesting and informative website to find out more about their service and book chauffeur driven car hire.



Self driven car rental from Goa Airport - Goa Forum - TripAdvisor
Mar 9, 2017 ... Answer 1 of 18: Are there any self driven car rental options now at the Goa airport ? It has been a few years since I have been to Goa. I have not ...




ALOT - A Lot Of Trips

A travel experience sharing website. Online travel journal. How to travel the world guide. Travel industry news. City break ideas. Food travel blog.